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Botanic Gardens Micropropagation News

The Botanic Gardens Micropropagation News is published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in association with Botanic Gardens Conservation International. It was established in 1990 as it was felt that there was an absence of a suitable journal for publications relating to the micropropagation of rare and endangered species. Many of the species worked on in botanic gardens and similar institutes are not of interest to the general tissue-culture journals. In addition, shortage of material often makes replicated trials difficult.

Information relating to the propagation of rare species is difficult to find, and the Newsletter has proved very useful in facilitating the exchange of ideas and protocols. Since it began, researchers from 18 countries have submitted over 40 articles on a diverse range of species. Shorter notices and announcements of meetings are also included, and the section on recent references has proved very popular.

Approximately 300 copies are mailed worldwide in addition to being sent out with BGCI News. The last two issues have also been available on the World Wide Web at

Any articles concerning micropropagation work on rare and endangered species would be very gratefully received. Guidelines are available from Margaret Ramsay, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK. E-mail:

Orchid Specialist Group Meeting
Making a Reference Collection of Ordhid Flowers

Last Updated September 3, 1998.
Copyright The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.